Promoting Preservation Interest Group – May 2022 Report

Part of the Metadata & Collections Section

The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
We held a session during IG week that featured three different presentations and was attended by 136 people. The first presentation focused on preservation-related NEH funding opportunities. The second highlighted an outreach project that occurred at Miami University during the pandemic. The third described virtual outreach and social media work done by students at the University of Illinois.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Advocacy and EDI, Continuing Education, Membership and Engagement

Second Activity
Tried to initiate a Connect conversation about what institutions did for Preservation Week 2022, but didn't get any engagement.
Meets Core’s strategic goals for

What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?
I think there are opportunities to collaborate with the Preservation Outreach Committee and other preservation-related IGs.

Additional comments or concerns:
I know this interest group was almost shut down last year because it was so difficult to find a chair, and I'm not sure whether there will be more interest this year. I think it would be helpful to find and incoming chair who can build momentum and create more opportunities for virtual programming, since that seems to be the biggest draw to this group.

Submitted by Shelby Strommer on 05/28/2022